Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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totono(u), totono(eru)
meaning: arrange
不整 == fusei == irregular
整備 == seibi == maintenance


Bottom radical is 'correct/proper' (正), top radical is an earlier version of 'edict' (勅), in its original meaning of 'forcing correct action'. Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'bundle' (束) and 'stick in hand/force', and as a mnemonic:  'Force correct arrangement of bundles.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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